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Jones31
01-21-2010, 03:51 PM
Can the Yankees repeat?

Will the NL win the All Star Game?

Titanico
01-21-2010, 04:05 PM
Dodgers and Yankees play between them somewhere in the season...

ZachLV27
01-21-2010, 07:41 PM
The Dodgers host the Yankees June 25-27. You can bet those tickets will end up being expensive on the different 3rd party ticket sites but you can also bet on me being there.

Jones31
01-21-2010, 07:52 PM
When the Yanks and Sox came to Atlanta last year the only way you could get tickets though the Braves were to buy every game of both series.

BoroTitan
01-21-2010, 10:03 PM
Look for the mariners to do big things!

go griffey go!

Parddy
01-22-2010, 09:32 AM
Look for the Red Sox to make a deal for a bat before and/or at the trading deadline. The present 2010 Sox lineup is anemic. Look for Ellsbury to be part of the deal.

Jones31
01-22-2010, 10:27 AM
They are going to win with defense.... well good luck with that Theo.

Titan723
01-22-2010, 10:58 AM
The Reds are eliminated from playoff contention. Oh wait, I thought it was May already.

Parddy
01-22-2010, 11:15 AM
They are going to win with defense.... well good luck with that Theo.


It's a good idea, just the wrong division and league. For some unknown reason Theo was NOT going to sign Jason Bay... So he signs Mike Cameron? He wants to ship Mike Lowell out of town and signs Adrian Beltre? Why?

The Sox evidently are going to band-aid the team until next years Free agent market. This years market was weak to say the least.

The Sox were blindsided last year by Scott Boros during the Texiera negotiations. It was a brilliant move by Boros having the Yankees in his back pocket. Theo blew that one and it will set the Sox back three years.

Playing 2-1 and 3-2 games in Fenway is a tough sell in beantown.

Old Oilers Fan
01-22-2010, 11:33 AM
The Reds are eliminated from playoff contention. Oh wait, I thought it was May already.

:mad:


:lol

Jones31
01-22-2010, 01:16 PM
It's a good idea, just the wrong division and league. For some unknown reason Theo was NOT going to sign Jason Bay... So he signs Mike Cameron? He wants to ship Mike Lowell out of town and signs Adrian Beltre? Why?

The Sox evidently are going to band-aid the team until next years Free agent market. This years market was weak to say the least.

The Sox were blindsided last year by Scott Boros during the Texiera negotiations. It was a brilliant move by Boros having the Yankees in his back pocket. Theo blew that one and it will set the Sox back three years.

Playing 2-1 and 3-2 games in Fenway is a tough sell in beantown.

I think Matt Holliday would have been a better replacement for Bay. Why Theo wouldn't pony up is confusing to me.

Parddy
01-22-2010, 02:33 PM
I think Matt Holliday would have been a better replacement for Bay. Why Theo wouldn't pony up is confusing to me.

I don't know. Holliday never really seemed to be on the Red Sox radar, I think his Oakland #'s scared some of the American league teams away.

The Sox want the kid from San Diego... Gonzalez I believe is his name? I guess he is a great hitter, he certainly put up great stats ... I'm not that familiar with him given the fact I have probably watched ONE San Diego Padre game in the last 5 years...

Titanico
01-22-2010, 03:54 PM
The Dodgers host the Yankees June 25-27. You can bet those tickets will end up being expensive on the different 3rd party ticket sites but you can also bet on me being there.

Thanks.

The thing I had been wondering is if the Yankees (or/and their fans) still feel a need of revenge against the Dodgers after they won the title in 1981 against them. (Ron Cey, Harvey, Valenzuela...etc. what a team!) Because they might feel like good after getting 27 championships...

Not sure if that rivalry is still as hot as it was back then.

Jones31
01-22-2010, 04:55 PM
I don't know. Holliday never really seemed to be on the Red Sox radar, I think his Oakland #'s scared some of the American league teams away.

The Sox want the kid from San Diego... Gonzalez I believe is his name? I guess he is a great hitter, he certainly put up great stats ... I'm not that familiar with him given the fact I have probably watched ONE San Diego Padre game in the last 5 years...

ok I'm officially in the camp of this front office is clueless now.

http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/baseball/red-sox/rob-bradford/2010/01/21/what-happened-jason-bay-and-red-sox

Parddy
01-22-2010, 05:06 PM
Good read Jones.. Thanks. Rob Bradford is on WEEI's "Big show" on my ride home. He is pretty cool, he does have his moments where he can be a tool though.

Jones31
01-22-2010, 05:09 PM
I like listening to WEEI on Monday's after gamedays.

don28
01-22-2010, 07:33 PM
Thanks.

The thing I had been wondering is if the Yankees (or/and their fans) still feel a need of revenge against the Dodgers after they won the title in 1981 against them. (Ron Cey, Harvey, Valenzuela...etc. what a team!) Because they might feel like good after getting 27 championships...

Not sure if that rivalry is still as hot as it was back then.

The rivalry isn't as hot because the Dodgers have come up short recently. The Yankees have won 5 World Series since 1981, while the Dodgers have won one I believe.

Considering the amount of Yankee victories over the Dodgers in World Series play (Brooklyn and Los Angeles), I would think the Dodgers would feel more of a need for vengence.

Parddy
01-23-2010, 01:12 PM
I like listening to WEEI on Monday's after gamedays.

"Patriot" Monday. I believe they do that show from Foxboro. Did you know that Pete Shepard was "laid off" due to budget cuts at EEI? Pete was a member of the "big show" for quite a few years. I was shocked the other day on the ride home when I heard it.

Titanico
01-23-2010, 01:30 PM
The Yankees have won 5 World Series since 1981, while the Dodgers have won one I believe.


It was against the Athletics...with that World Series that were decided by a dramatic home run in the 9th inning by Gibson (he was limping when he took his turn at the plate).

That was somewhere back in the 90's.

Titanico
01-23-2010, 01:38 PM
Padilla stays with Dodgers for $5 millions (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=Ajk_xFwJSwCPjkxzRiyueVoRvLYF?slug=ap-dodgers-padilla&prov=ap&type=lgns)

Jones31
01-23-2010, 02:17 PM
It was against the Athletics...with that World Series that were decided by a dramatic home run in the 9th inning by Gibson (he was limping when he took his turn at the plate).

That was somewhere back in the 90's.

1988

Toronto
01-23-2010, 06:12 PM
As long as baseball stays in the structure it is in where the Yankees outspend the next team by $100M, I no longer care. Done. Rare for me to cuss, but **** MLB. Wake me when other teams have a chance, which means I might as well be Rip Van Winkle.

I used to adore baseball, but not anymore. It's beaten the love right out of me.

Titanico
01-26-2010, 11:51 AM
1988

Thank you. I stand corrected.

Old Oilers Fan
01-31-2010, 12:46 PM
Holy chit the Reds are a left field power hitter away from a team that can win. :faint

Old Oilers Fan
02-01-2010, 07:48 PM
The Reds are still dealing. I am getting stoked. :woot

Titan723
02-02-2010, 12:36 AM
The Reds are still dealing. I am getting stoked. :woot

Finally there is hope!

Titanico
02-06-2010, 05:35 AM
If the Dodgers keep the same roster and they are able to find at least another good starting pitcher...then they can have a good chance to go to play another World Series after....50,000 days!!! :huh

Jones31
02-06-2010, 09:14 AM
As long as they don't play Philly maybe.

kfmac70
02-06-2010, 11:53 AM
Hey Reds fans. Call us when it's 1990 again.

Signed,

The St. Louis Cardinals

Old Oilers Fan
02-07-2010, 10:53 PM
Hey Reds fans. Call us when it's 1990 again.

Signed,

The St. Louis Cardinals

:finger

Titan723
02-07-2010, 11:00 PM
Hey Reds fans. Call us when it's 1990 again.

Signed,

The St. Louis Cardinals

Yeah, I guess we need to drink away the pain. I wonder if Larussa has anything he can share?

Signed,
The Cincinnati Reds

kfmac70
02-09-2010, 12:30 PM
You won't find me sympathizing for Larussa. They were my team long before the Genius got there.

However, stick around. As long as Jocketty is in Cincy, it's just a matter of time before you get the man who invented baseball as your manager.

Old Oilers Fan
02-09-2010, 12:58 PM
You won't find me sympathizing for Larussa. They were my team long before the Genius got there.

However, stick around. As long as Jocketty is in Cincy, it's just a matter of time before you get the man who invented baseball as your manager.

The finger was all I can come back with. I remember your posts from the past. There is no way I can bad mouth the Cards as good as you. :)

I can't see Tony being in Cincy people around here still hate him since 1990. Every chance we get to talk bad about him we don't let it pass. The dude is a jerk. A winning jerk but still a jerk. :lol

Hope you enjoy the season. I will still be hoping for that Reds undefeated season I know it is coming. :crazy

Old Oilers Fan
02-11-2010, 06:42 PM
Here some news for you 309. Like you didn't know. :lol

http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100211&content_id=8061414&vkey=news_atl&fext=.jsp&c_id=atl

ZachLV27
03-02-2010, 02:25 PM
I know there's at least one Braves fan out there and a number of other baseball fans who are just clamoring for some baseball so I figured I'd let you all know that the Mets and the Braves are playing right now on MLB Network.

Titansfan777
03-10-2010, 09:44 PM
I havent followed my baseball teams closely this offseason...so in ur guys opinion, is it safe to wear my tigers or nationals hats this year?

ZachLV27
03-11-2010, 12:12 AM
I havent followed my baseball teams closely this offseason...so in ur guys opinion, is it safe to wear my tigers or nationals hats this year?

With Nathan going down for the Twins I would have to say the Tigers are the favorite to win the AL Central.

The Nats will screw up and rush Straussburg (sp?) to the majors, most likely get him injured, and screw themselves for many years to come.

MauiTitan
03-29-2010, 08:13 AM
{Attn 309:}
Discount tickets for the Braves home opener (vs. Cubs,) Monday, April 5: http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/atl/ticketing/supergroup.jsp?group=homeopener

Sect309Fan
03-30-2010, 02:23 PM
Thanks, Maui. However, I won't be going till sometime this summer. Not sure quite when yet.

I missed the spring training game. The price was just too high for preseason baseball.

Yvette
04-04-2010, 09:46 PM
Anybody watching the yankees @ BoSox? Hell of a season opener so far!

ZachLV27
04-04-2010, 10:31 PM
Anybody watching the yankees @ BoSox? Hell of a season opener so far!

I've been glancing back and forth at the game. Over the years ESPN has pretty much made this series unwatchable for me.

Steven Tyler did a good job at creeping me out when he was out there singing.

Neil Diamond was just awesome and his "Keep the Dodgers in Brooklyn" jacket just made me laugh.

ryangm2123
04-05-2010, 12:53 AM
wahoo suck it yanks

Old Oilers Fan
04-05-2010, 06:06 AM
Puck ESPN the real season opener is still in Cincinnati. :finger

Titan723
04-05-2010, 07:15 AM
Puck ESPN the real season opener is still in Cincinnati. :finger

Our championship quest begins. :lol

Old Oilers Fan
04-05-2010, 10:18 AM
Our championship quest begins. :lol

This is the year that the Reds will go undefeated. :lol

ZachLV27
04-05-2010, 10:38 AM
This is the year that the Reds will go undefeated. :lol

Only a couple more hours until they are back in last place...

Old Oilers Fan
04-05-2010, 11:18 AM
Only a couple more hours until they are back in last place...

You don't have to be a dick about it. This board does have smillies!!!!

Yvette
04-05-2010, 11:28 AM
My Royals start in less than 4 hours and like usual, should be back in last place around the end of May.

Old Oilers Fan
04-05-2010, 11:34 AM
Will someone please explain last place? Isn't that the team with the worst record in baseball?

Titan723
04-05-2010, 11:43 AM
Only a couple more hours until they are back in last place...

Only a couple of more months until your Dodgers choke in the playoffs. :)

ZachLV27
04-05-2010, 12:25 PM
Only a couple of more months until your Dodgers choke in the playoffs. :)

Most likely true but making the playoffs is pretty nice.

ZachLV27
04-05-2010, 03:35 PM
Heyward with a great start to his career. I'm kind of jealous of Atlanta fans right now even though the Dodgers have some good young stars.

ZachLV27
04-05-2010, 03:54 PM
You don't have to be a dick about it. This board does have smillies!!!!

If it makes you feel any better my Dodgers are in last place as well. :(

Edit: I used a smiley this time!

Old Oilers Fan
04-05-2010, 04:13 PM
Most likely true but making the playoffs is pretty nice.

I just came here to mention that to make the Playoffs you have to beat the teams that had a worst record than the Reds last year. I guess it doesn't matter now this year Pirates have a better record than both of our teams put together. :lol

MillaKilla8
04-05-2010, 04:23 PM
the mariners will win it this year.

ZachLV27
04-05-2010, 04:48 PM
Braves get a double play thanks to some bad officiating.

Bring on instant replay! (I'm not really for instant replay)

MillaKilla8
04-05-2010, 07:56 PM
only one more hour baby...king felix starts his cy young journey tonight

Sect309Fan
04-06-2010, 05:45 AM
SO far, I like how the Braves season is going. :thumbsup

Old Oilers Fan
04-06-2010, 08:05 AM
SO far, I like how the Braves season is going. :thumbsup

I bet you do. :butt

:lol

Old Oilers Fan
04-08-2010, 02:20 PM
The Reds won a game!!!! :faint

Sect309Fan
04-08-2010, 02:38 PM
So you're ahead of the Cubbies. :D

Just keep winning, Braves!

ZachLV27
04-08-2010, 02:44 PM
The Reds won a game!!!! :faint

Dodgers finally won their first game as well.

Sect309Fan
04-09-2010, 08:03 AM
Well, that didn't take long. Just three games into the season, and Chipper is already hurt. :(

Of course, the Braves fail to score, and Troy Glaus is quickly becoming the goat of this team. It is his third straight game where he was up with the bases loaded and less than 2 outs and failed to drive in a run. :mad

don28
04-09-2010, 06:13 PM
Well, that didn't take long. Just three games into the season, and Chipper is already hurt. :(

Of course, the Braves fail to score, and Troy Glaus is quickly becoming the goat of this team. It is his third straight game where he was up with the bases loaded and less than 2 outs and failed to drive in a run. :mad

Chipper Jones is not a spring chicken any longer. Believe me, I'm constantly worried about what happens if Jorge Posada or Andy Petitte go down for the Yankees. I empathize with you...to a point. :lol

Sect309Fan
04-09-2010, 06:51 PM
Wagner blew a save already (gave up a two run homer in the bottom of the 9th in a 4-2 game with the Giants). Glaus popped up with the bases loaded in the top of the 11th.

There is just something about the Giants stadium that the Braves do not like. They almost never win there. (though this game isn't over yet)

Update #1: Game going into the bottom of the 13th. Braves were on 2nd with no one out, but the pitcher (no one left to hit) struck out bunting. A fly ball later in the inning would have scored McCann if he were at third, but all he could was go to third.

ZachLV27
04-09-2010, 07:45 PM
I hate the Braves right now.

Old Oilers Fan
04-09-2010, 10:05 PM
Wow the Reds sucked for eight innings and the Cubs offense suck for nine. These teams need to get their chit together if they want to compete with the Cards. :unsure

Yvette
04-09-2010, 11:20 PM
Lets go Royals

:D

RallyRedBmore
04-10-2010, 02:30 PM
anyone want a POS 12 million dollar closer who cant seem to throw near the plate, much less over it? the orioles have one for sale..... :(

Old Oilers Fan
04-10-2010, 03:12 PM
How in the hell can Brook Jacoby keep his job for four years? :mad

Sect309Fan
04-12-2010, 03:38 PM
3-3 after 6 games for the Braves (1-3 in last 4). :(

I was not impressed with the SF series. I don't know why they can't win on the road there, but they had at least a two-run lead in all three games and won only once. They don't really have a problem getting runners on base. They just can't drive them in.

ZachLV27
04-12-2010, 07:36 PM
This Braves game is painful to watch. 14-0 right now

Sect309Fan
04-15-2010, 03:09 PM
I remember being upset when the Braves traded Javier Vazquez to the Yankees. He was one of the best pitchers for the Braves last year.

Apparently, the Braves knew something, because he is 0-2 with a 9.82 ERA so for this season. On the other hand, Melky Cabrera (the outfielder the Braves got in the trade), hasn't done much either. 1 hit with only 9 at bats (.111 avg).

Now the Braves did pick up a supposedly good pitching prospect in the deal as well, so they may finish ahead in the deal.

Jones31
04-15-2010, 09:14 PM
A little early for comparisons isn't it?

Sect309Fan
04-16-2010, 11:04 AM
A little early for comparisons isn't it?

It's never too early! :lol

Now that the Braves are back over .500, I am happy again. Hopefully they won't fall apart against the Rockies and Phillies in these next two series.

Titan723
04-16-2010, 11:44 AM
Man charged with vomiting on a girl at a Phillies game. God, you gotta love Philly fans.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5098407

Jones31
04-17-2010, 08:45 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez throws a no-hitter in Atlanta. Rockies beat the Braves 4-0 . 6BB, 7K, 128 pitches. First no-hitter in Rockies history.

Bobcat
04-17-2010, 08:46 PM
An ugly no-no with six walks but a no-no nonetheless.

Jones31
04-17-2010, 10:09 PM
Oh look the Cards/Mets is finally over.

Bobcat
04-17-2010, 11:44 PM
...nearly 7 hours after it started.

20 innings - 20 runners left on base. 1 run scored. Ouch.

And I watched/listened to every pitch.

Sect309Fan
04-18-2010, 05:18 PM
Jason Heyward is something special. Down by 1, bottom of the 9th, bases loaded, 2-out, 2-2 pitch....Hewyard rips it down the left field line to score 2 runs for the win! That's 15 RBIs for the rookie, which leads the Braves.

Braves are just a game behind the Phillies, who are coming to Atlanta tomorrow.

Sect309Fan
04-20-2010, 07:34 PM
Of course, the Braves fail to score, and Troy Glaus is quickly becoming the goat of this team. It is his third straight game where he was up with the bases loaded and less than 2 outs and failed to drive in a run. :mad

He did it again!!!! Double play with bases loaded and 1 out, down by 1 run to the Phillies. I hate Glaus!!!!! :mad

Sect309Fan
04-21-2010, 05:17 AM
With the Preds game going on last night, I turned off the Braves game after it was 3-0 Phillies in the 9th inning. I naturally thought the game was over, and it was just another Phillies victory in Atlanta. Boy was I wrong!

Glaus (my goat in the previous post) hits a two-run homer with 2 outs in the 9th to pull within one (ok, I don't hate you so much ;)). They Heyward comes through yet again with a homer to tie the game. :bowdown.

In the 10th, McLouth (a .138 hitter with one RBI this season) hits a walk-off home run to win the game for the Braves. Unbelievable comeback!

Old Oilers Fan
04-21-2010, 05:43 AM
Hey ZachLV27 how bout dem Reds???? :woot

Figure I say that now since I have the chance. I am sure my team will be back for the rest of the series. :loser

Sect309Fan
04-23-2010, 09:56 AM
Comcast in Nashville finally came to an agreement with SportSouth (after 10 years of negotiating), so now all Braves games can be seen here, no matter who your provider is (starting today). :woot

That was about 80 games missing. Now if Comcast, Dish, and DirecTv could figure out how to get Peachtree TV in HD....

Sect309Fan
04-26-2010, 08:29 AM
From first to last in less than a week. :mad

The Braves have too many terrible hitters in the lineup. It's embarassing how bad they are now. 5 losses in a row, and now they have to go to St. Louis. :ohmy I am not sure when I will see their next win.


On a more positive note, David Price of the Rays threw his first complete game in a 6-0 win over the Blue Jays. The former Vandy pitcher is now 3-1 with a very good 2.20 ERA. :thumbsup

Sect309Fan
04-27-2010, 10:31 AM
6 losses and counting. A 3-0 lead evaporated in the late innings as the Cards prevailed 4-3.

In the past 6 days, the Preds lose 3 games to get eliminated, the Braves lose 6 in a row, and Vandy baseball goes a lousy 1-2 vs. a bad UT team.

I am desperate for a win in something. I am beginning to avoid the sports page in the paper now.

Sect309Fan
04-28-2010, 05:09 AM
Braves led 2-1 going into the 6th, but the Cards score 4 in that inning, and the Braves fall 5-4. The 7 game skid is their longest in 4 years. :(

ZachLV27
04-28-2010, 05:36 AM
Is baseball season going on? The Dodgers pitching staff hasn't shown up yet so I haven't really noticed.


I've actually noticed but I'm trying to forget the games shortly after each one ends.

I hate this team right now and I hate the McCheap's. I also hate Bud selig for forcing the McCheap's ownership on the Dodgers. What they have done to this franchise is hurting it a ton now and even more in the future. I would love it if the court system would make them sell the team off.

Sect309Fan
04-30-2010, 09:57 PM
See my sig. :)

Titan723
05-01-2010, 09:34 AM
5 straight for the Reds!

Sect309Fan
05-06-2010, 04:58 AM
The Braves finally win a road game!!! They beat the Nats 7-6 in 10 innings after blowing a 6-4 lead in the 8th.

Sect309Fan
05-12-2010, 03:33 PM
The Braves swept their first series of the season (on the road, no less) against the Brewers. Amazingly, they scored 28 runs in the 3 games (Trevor Hoffman sucks for the Brewers, btw).

I still don't quite understand letting a .167 hitter leadoff the game (Nate McLouth), but at least they have a decent Left Fielder now in Hinske (.333 BA).

Heward is still amazing, going 1 for 3 with 2 walks, a stolen base, and 3 runs scored. :bowdown

Braves are just 2 games under .500 now. They have gone 8-4 since losing 9 in a row. They also have 7 home games in a row starting Friday.

Titan723
05-13-2010, 06:30 AM
Reds are only 1 game out in the Central with St. Louis coming to Cincinnati for 3 games this weekend. I know it wont last but its fun right now.

Old Oilers Fan
05-13-2010, 08:39 AM
It will mean a lot if the Reds can take two out of the three games but I think the Cards are the better team of the two. Then again the Reds are winning and the Cards are losing right now. Going to be a real test of toughness for the Reds.

Sect309Fan
05-13-2010, 09:34 AM
I wish the Braves could be in the NL Central. I am glad the Reds are doing well, but besides for you guys and the Cards, the rest of that division is horrible. On the other hand, the AL Central is in the exact same boat.

Old Oilers Fan
05-13-2010, 10:04 AM
I wish the Braves could be in the NL Central. I am glad the Reds are doing well, but besides for you guys and the Cards, the rest of that division is horrible. On the other hand, the AL Central is in the exact same boat.

Thanks for being kind but the Cards is the only proven team in the NL Central. :(

Titan723
05-16-2010, 02:55 PM
Cincinnati takes 2 of 3 against St. Louis and now are leading the Central! :thumbsup

Sect309Fan
05-17-2010, 11:30 AM
Cincinnati takes 2 of 3 against St. Louis and now are leading the Central! :thumbsup

I think that is terrific. It is encouraging to see a team that hasn't been in the playoffs in 15 years make a run like this. I really hope they can win the divison this year.


Besides for Saturday's hard to explain 11-1 loss, the Braves have been on a tear offensively. Even counting that game, they scored 48 runs in their last 6 games. Of course, it helped to go against the Brewers and Diamondbacks, two of the worst bullpens in the majors.

Braves have a two game series at home against the now last-place Mets before the Reds come to town for two games as well. I am looking foward to the Reds-Braves series.

Sect309Fan
05-19-2010, 09:09 PM
Another game winning hit by Heyward with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th! The Reds came back from being down 4-0, but its hard to stop the Hey-kid.

Old Oilers Fan
05-20-2010, 03:09 PM
How in the hell!!! :mad

Sect309Fan
05-20-2010, 03:49 PM
How in the hell!!! :mad

Man, I just was looking at ESPN.com, and I saw the recap of the game. Crazy!

Braves down 8-0 after 2 and 9-3 after 8. They score 7 in the 9th, the final blow being a pinch hit grand slam by Conrad. The 4 errors by the Reds certainly didn't help their case.

TitansJonne
05-20-2010, 04:08 PM
ANGELS!!!!!! that is all.

Sect309Fan
05-21-2010, 08:11 AM
Interleague play starts tonight (except for Braves and Pirates). From a competitive standpoint, there aren't any compelling matchups between top ranked teams. The best matchups are Tigers (24-17) @ Dodgers (23-18) and Red Sox (22-20) @ Phillies (25-15).

ZachLV27
05-21-2010, 11:44 AM
Tigers @ Dodgers

Sect309Fan
05-21-2010, 12:34 PM
Tigers @ Dodgers

Sorry about that. I had Detriot down, and then I replaced them with White Sox accidently.

Old Oilers Fan
05-21-2010, 01:23 PM
Man, I just was looking at ESPN.com, and I saw the recap of the game. Crazy!

Braves down 8-0 after 2 and 9-3 after 8. They score 7 in the 9th, the final blow being a pinch hit grand slam by Conrad. The 4 errors by the Reds certainly didn't help their case.

I was hoping to talk smack to you but NOOOOOOOOO :lol

That Heyward dude looks really good do you think that he could turn out to be the real deal like our radio announcers think? I know he looks like a giant at the plate. 6'5" 240 sheesh. :hide

Sect309Fan
05-21-2010, 01:57 PM
What I love about Heyward is that he has been clutch this year. He has 8 game winning RBI so far, which is amazing for a rookie. When he came up to bat in the 9th yesterday with a chance to win it, you almost expected him to hit the grand slam. He struck out, but he just gives the fans so much hope.

I have seen the Braves on both sides of that kind of game. It is such a thrill to win, and such a blow to lose it. Everything that could go wrong for the Reds in the 9th did.

The Braves had zero grand slams last year, and now they have two for the year. We are also above .500 for the first time since the 9 game losing streak, and are only a half game out of 2nd place in the East.

Old Oilers Fan
05-22-2010, 10:35 PM
Back in first again hope it last for awhile.

Sect309Fan
05-23-2010, 06:38 AM
Braves may be joining the Reds at this pace. They have won 5 in a row, and have gone 15-6 since the 9 game losing streak. They now are in 2nd place by 1.5 games, and only 3.5 games behind the Phillies. The Phillies have to play Boston at home today, and then go on a 9 game road trip (concluding in Atlanta).

TitansFan23
05-23-2010, 12:35 PM
Jose Lima dies of a Heart Attack.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5212413

Sect309Fan
05-23-2010, 05:55 PM
Wow, what sad news. :(

As an NL fan, I saw Lima pitch quite a few games, mainly against the Braves and in All-Star games. The guy was definitely impressive for a time, and the whole "Lima Time" was fun to see. My prayers go out to him and his family.

ZachLV27
05-23-2010, 06:24 PM
As a fan of the Dodgers I got to see his entire "Lima Time" season and it was tons of fun. It's sad that a guy who built his career and his life around his huge heart would end up dying from a heart attack.

He only played that one season in LA but he became a lifelong Dodger after that. He was actually at Dodgers Stadium Friday night for the game and the fans gave him a standing ovation. It's sad to hear he died at such a young age but I'm glad he got to hear how much the fans cared about him one last time.

Titansfan777
05-26-2010, 10:37 PM
tigers have been so weird this season. ughhhhh

Sect309Fan
05-27-2010, 07:21 AM
The Phillies are really struggling right now, losing 4 in a row. The rest of the NL East is catching up, with the Braves back in 2nd place after a win last night (got to love 6-run innings!), and the rest of the division tied at 3 games back.

I knew the Braves weren't playing real well against the rest of the divison, but I didn't realize they are only 5-11 against the East. Hopefully, last night signaled a beginning to the turnaround.

Titan723
05-27-2010, 09:51 AM
The Phillies are really struggling right now, losing 4 in a row. The rest of the NL East is catching up, with the Braves back in 2nd place after a win last night (got to love 6-run innings!), and the rest of the division tied at 3 games back.

I knew the Braves weren't playing real well against the rest of the divison, but I didn't realize they are only 5-11 against the East. Hopefully, last night signaled a beginning to the turnaround.

I think the NL East may be the toughest division in MLB this year. Even Washington is hanging around so far and with Strasburg coming up in the next few weeks they may not be going away.

Jones31
05-27-2010, 10:13 AM
So the Sox swept the Rays..... who saw that coming? Not I.
Sitting here wishing I was going to Fenway tonight...... sigh.

Sect309Fan
05-27-2010, 10:17 AM
So the Sox swept the Rays..... who saw that coming? Not I.
Sitting here wishing I was going to Fenway tonight...... sigh.

That is pretty impressive. Winning 2 of 3 from Philly (on the road) was great as well. I didn't realize that they have won 8 of their last 9 games.

What's the significance of tonight's game against the Royals? Or are you just in the Boston area this weekend?

Jones31
05-27-2010, 10:24 AM
Well I'm in Massachusetts right now, but on the other side of the state. Someone who talked about going before we got up here doesn't want to go now!

TitansFan23
05-27-2010, 03:58 PM
I think the NL East may be the toughest division in MLB this year. Even Washington is hanging around so far and with Strasburg coming up in the next few weeks they may not be going away.

I dunno, the NL West is pretty tough. LA is 2 games behind the Padres right now and just holding off the Rockies and Giants.

The Dodgers are my favorite MLB team, so I'm hoping they regain the lead this weekend, although they just lost to the Cubs.

They have a series coming up against the Rockies, but San Diego has the Cardinals and then Nationals.

Titan723
05-29-2010, 08:26 PM
Roy Halladay throws the 20th perfect game in MLB history against the Marlins.

Sect309Fan
05-30-2010, 06:04 AM
Roy Halladay throws the 20th perfect game in MLB history against the Marlins.

There had never been two perfect games in the same season before, so this is pretty amazing. Add in the no hitter against the Braves this year, and pitchers have done quite well.

Sect309Fan
05-31-2010, 04:35 PM
Braves are in first place! :woot

Let's sweep the anemic Phillies!

ZachLV27
05-31-2010, 05:18 PM
There had never been two perfect games in the same season before, so this is pretty amazing. Add in the no hitter against the Braves this year, and pitchers have done quite well.

The first 2 perfect games ever recorded happened 5 days apart during the 1880 season. Lee Richmond threw his on 6/12/1880. Monte Ward pitched his on 6/17/1880.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/history/rare_feats/index.jsp?feature=perfect_game

Sect309Fan
06-01-2010, 04:57 AM
Dodgers beat the hapless Diamondbacks on a walk-off balk. :doh

Toronto
06-01-2010, 10:41 PM
Rays came back to beat the Jays in a tough loss for Toronto, that was winning 5-0 and could have pulled to 32-22 with a win. The AL East is ridiculous. 90 wins may be only good enough for 4th place at this pace.

Sect309Fan
06-02-2010, 03:25 AM
Braves win their 7th in a row, and are 23-0 this year when scoring 5 runs or more. :thumbsup

They are now a half game behind the Reds and one game behind the Padres for best record in the NL. They go for the sweep at noon today.

Old Oilers Fan
06-02-2010, 01:15 PM
Dodgers beat the hapless Diamondbacks on a walk-off balk. :doh

Wow never heard of that before? :huh

Sect309Fan
06-02-2010, 01:44 PM
I have seen it before, but it is pretty rare.

Sect309Fan
06-02-2010, 02:37 PM
Braves sweep the Phillies! Omar Infante hits a two-out single with men on 1st and 2nd to drive in the the winning run in the bottom of the 8th inning. 2-1 Braves. Derrick Lowe gets the win after throwing 120 pitches.

Jones31
06-02-2010, 02:41 PM
I was just sitting here listening to that too.

ZachLV27
06-02-2010, 06:31 PM
The Dodgers with the sweep over the D-backs and none of them came easy.

The Balk off win on Monday (5-4)
The walk off homerun in the 10th yesterday (1-0)
The walk off base hit today in the 14th (1-0)

Time for a fun series with the Braves starting tomorrow.

Titan723
06-02-2010, 07:40 PM
Ken Griffey Jr retires. Wish his stint in Cincinnati would have been more successful.

http://http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5244661

MDK Titan
06-02-2010, 07:55 PM
Galarraga got robbed! I can't believe that ****

Jones31
06-02-2010, 09:12 PM
No one does..... kid was robbed big time.

ZachLV27
06-02-2010, 09:43 PM
I know they can't do it but MLB should give him that perfect game. I guarantee everyone involved (especially the umpire) would be perfectly fine with it.

ZachLV27
06-02-2010, 10:08 PM
Joyce (the umpire) and Galarraga are both class acts.

Right after the game ended Joyce watched the replay and then went straight to the Tigers locker room to apologize to Galarraga and to the rest of the Tigers for missing the call. You just know this call is going to eat at Joyce for a very long time too.

Galarraga never even argued the call. He knew it was wrong and knew he just got hosed but just went about his business and finished the game. Then after the game he continued to show his class by not being mad and just acknowledging that mistakes happen.

Titansfan777
06-02-2010, 11:00 PM
I really hope my tigers get credit for the perfect game. The guy deserves his perfect game.


just think 2 perfect games in less than a week, and 3 so far this season.

Sect309Fan
06-03-2010, 05:05 AM
I do feel really bad for everyone involved in the Detroit game. There really isn't any equivalent stat that I can think of in other sports that doesn't affect the final score.

I am glad the umpire admitted his mistake later, and I hope he doesn't get dragged through the mud for this. This incident may help out in the long run by stimulating the need for more instant replay.

Titan723
06-03-2010, 06:18 AM
Wow, just saw the video of the play for the 1st time. How and the hell do you blow that call? Ashame the kid and baseball missed out on history because of that. Kudos to Joyce for having the manhood to admit he screwed up. Best of luck to him today, he is scheduled to be the homeplate ump in Detroit today.

Sect309Fan
06-03-2010, 07:10 AM
How and the hell do you blow that call?

I can understand it. The ball was hit toward first base, so the umpire was looking at the guy fielding it, and he really didn't get to look at the first base bag and play until right when the play happened.

I also wonder about the crowd noise. These umpires tell a lot by the sound of the ball hitting the glove and the sound of the runner hitting the bag. With the crowd being so loud with the last out of a perfect game, the ump likely only could use his eyes to look at the play.

I just think we need a challenge instant replay system for close plays at a base. I don't think you can ever do one for balls and strikes, but it wouldn't be hard to do this.

Jones31
06-03-2010, 08:00 AM
Problem was it wasn't even close.

Sect309Fan
06-03-2010, 08:10 AM
Problem was it wasn't even close.

When the first baseman caught it, his foot wasn't on the bag yet:

http://cmsimg.tennessean.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Site=DN&Date=20100602&Category=SPORTS04&ArtNo=6020804&Ref=PH&Item=1&Maxw=542&Maxh=352&q=60

So it was closer than it first appeared.

Jones31
06-03-2010, 08:13 AM
By the time he stepped on the bag, the runner was still a step away, that picture is worthless.

Sect309Fan
06-03-2010, 08:32 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/gallery/tigers-indians-galarraga-perfect-game-gallery-060210#sport=MLB&photo=11258304

I keep looking at the two images, and it looks like it was half-a-step at worst. He certainly wasn't "out by a mile", as some writers have alluded to.

Sect309Fan
06-03-2010, 08:42 AM
If you look at my first picture, the runner is reaching the bag with his left foot. So he a half-step away when the ball is caught and the first basemen's foot is off the bag. The 2nd picture shows the runner's left foot on the bag, as well as the first baseman's foot on the bag.

The umpire's eyes are interesting in the two pictures as well. He is looking at the first baseman's glove in the first picture and the bag in the second.

Jones31
06-03-2010, 09:10 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/gallery/tigers-indians-galarraga-perfect-game-gallery-060210#sport=MLB&photo=11258304

I keep looking at the two images, and it looks like it was half-a-step at worst. He certainly wasn't "out by a mile", as some writers have alluded to.

It wasn't a mile, but it wasn't close enough to make the call safe either.

Sect309Fan
06-03-2010, 10:59 AM
Zach, what do you think about this 4 game series between the Braves and Dodgers starting tonight?

I am not really thrilled by the Braves rotation in this series, but part of that was due to the Phillies getting our best. I don't know enough about Melden (2-1), tonight's starter. Kawakami is 0-7, but he is pitched quite well lately (and boy, is he due). Hanson had a great outing Friday, but he has been shaky lately. At least Hudson gets to pitch Sunday.

Both teams have the same record, and both teams love to win in their last inning of play. It should be a great series, and I imagine a few nailbiting endings.

Jones31
06-03-2010, 11:03 AM
Supposedly MLB will make a statement on the Tigers/Indians game today.

Titansfan777
06-03-2010, 02:15 PM
Selig continues to top my piece of **** list...he wont award the game.

Sect309Fan
06-03-2010, 02:36 PM
Selig continues to top my piece of **** list...he wont award the game.

While I see that in all the headlines, where does he actually say he won't correct the game? He obviously isn't saying he will correct it, but does not saying it mean it won't happen?

I do hate Bud though. The whole All Star winner determining home field in the WS is still a major travesty.

ZachLV27
06-03-2010, 02:56 PM
Zach, what do you think about this 4 game series between the Braves and Dodgers starting tonight?

I am not really thrilled by the Braves rotation in this series, but part of that was due to the Phillies getting our best. I don't know enough about Melden (2-1), tonight's starter. Kawakami is 0-7, but he is pitched quite well lately (and boy, is he due). Hanson had a great outing Friday, but he has been shaky lately. At least Hudson gets to pitch Sunday.

Both teams have the same record, and both teams love to win in their last inning of play. It should be a great series, and I imagine a few nailbiting endings.

I honestly don't know what to expect from the Dodgers in this series. Our offense has been stumbling and the only pitcher I have tons of confidence in right now is John Ely. Kershaw, Billingsley, and Kuroda all are capable of being really good or really bad. I'm thinking that at least 3 of the 4 games should be really good, close games and that's all I can ask for.

Sect309Fan
06-04-2010, 07:28 AM
The Braves did take the first game 4-3. I didn't realize Melden grew up near Dodger stadium, and he had a really good outing (even an RBI hit).

I hope Heyward can get out of the mini-slump he is in. In the last 4 games, he is 1 for 14, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts, and no RBIs. I guess I am encouraged by the low number of strikeouts; he just keeps hitting the ball where the defense is.

And I am glad Glaus doesn't get his feelings hurt easily. Braves fans (including me on this board) were bashing him and booing him in April. Boy, what a turnaround! Glaus is now one of my favorite Braves. :)

ZachLV27
06-05-2010, 12:12 AM
Thanks to Kershaw and Broxton (mostly Kershaw) Heyward's slump has gotten worse and now includes 5 more strikeouts. Brutal game for him tonight.

Both Kershaw and Kawakami were left in one or two batters too long and it cost both of them.

Series is tied at 1 game a piece with Hanson against Billingsley as the reported starters tomorrow. Hudson against Ely on Sunday. Here's hoping for two more close games.

ZachLV27
06-05-2010, 12:16 AM
Oh, I am glad Glaus is producing for you guys now. I liked him a lot earlier in his career and would like to see him continue to produce (not against the Dodgers of course).

Can you guys take Garrett Anderson back though? I liked the guy when he was with the Angels and I'd probably still like him if Joe Torre wasn't such a horrible manager. There is absolutely no reason he should still be on any major league roster let alone playing as much as Torre plays him. I'm hoping they cut him soon (a month ago would have been nice) and recall Xavier Paul.

Sect309Fan
06-06-2010, 05:24 AM
Here is a really good article about Chipper Jones, centering around the fact that he is the only player besides for Honus Wagner to play 17 years with the same team and same manager. http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/draft2010/columns/story?columnist=kurkjian_tim&id=5249761

He was drafted 20 years ago. While he isn't my all-time favorite Brave (Smoltz gets that honor), he is definitely someone I love to watch play.

The Braves looked pretty bad last night until the Dodgers pulled their starter. They scored 7 runs in the 7th to win the game. Heyward finally got a hit (and scored a run on a bang-bang play at the plate), and Glaus homered for the 5th time in seven games.

ZachLV27
06-06-2010, 06:54 PM
It turns out that out of all 4 games Ely actually pitched the worst. He was still pretty solid though.

The Dodgers managed to split the series and 3 of the 4 games were all good and close. The 4th game was also good outside of 1 inning.

Sect309Fan
06-06-2010, 08:15 PM
It turns out that out of all 4 games Ely actually pitched the worst. He was still pretty solid though.

The Dodgers managed to split the series and 3 of the 4 games were all good and close. The 4th game was also good outside of 1 inning.

After taking the 4-1 lead today, I was really hoping that would be enough. But the Dodgers came right back to tie it. Good win for LA, though it killed me to see the Braves waste a leadoff double in the 10th. I am just glad we play the Diamondbacks for 4. The Braves really need to win at least 3.

Jones31
06-08-2010, 01:24 PM
3-year-old girl to undergo surgery after her skull is fractured by line drive at Dodger Stadium (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/06/line-drive-cracks-girls-skull-at-dodger-stadium.html)

ZachLV27
06-08-2010, 03:14 PM
I think that explains why Martin sat out a 2nd game in a row last night.

Jones31
06-08-2010, 03:34 PM
I read the injury was not life threatening, I really can't begin to imagine how he feels.

Titansfan777
06-08-2010, 05:30 PM
The most anticipated rookie debut in history happens in 30 minutes...

Sect309Fan
06-08-2010, 08:36 PM
The most anticipated rookie debut in history happens in 30 minutes...

14 strikeouts in 7 innings. Only mistake was a 2 run homer. Pretty good start.

ZachLV27
06-09-2010, 12:35 AM
I think today was one of the first times I've watched a Nationals game that didn't involve the Dodgers. I hope this kid can avoid the injury bug in his career as he is going to be tons of fun to watch.

Dodgers win again tonight and now hold the best record in the NL. I don't think anyone could have seen that after the start to the season they had.

Sect309Fan
06-09-2010, 07:49 AM
14 strikeouts in 7 innings. Only mistake was a 2 run homer. Pretty good start.

I may have understated that a bit. ;) Jason Stark of ESPN.com has a better grip of what happened last night: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&id=5266515

Why, sure. Of course he does. So all Stephen Strasburg did, in Game No. 1, was give us, very possibly, The Greatest Debut By Any Pitcher In History. Think about it. He did all this:

• His 14 strikeouts were the third-most by any pitcher in history in a big league debut -- behind only J.R. Richard (15) in 1971 and Karl Spooner (15) in 1954. But since that was slightly before the invention of pitch counts, both those guys went all nine innings, naturally. Strasburg had to cram his 14 K's into just seven innings, before his pitch-count alarm went off at 94.

• But 14 strikeouts and no walks? No pitcher who ever lived has done THAT in a major league debut. And that, let's remember, is in 135 seasons worth of major league debuts, by somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.87 billion pitchers.

• Then again, as the Elias Sports Bureau points out, the heck with debuts. Only five other pitchers since 1900 have had a 14-strikeout, zero-walk game in ANY game, at any point in their careers, in which they went seven innings or less. Those five: Roger Clemens (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=1427), Randy Johnson (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=2131), Javier Vazquez (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=3786), Mike Mussina (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=2557) and Brad Penny (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=4115). We're guessing you've heard of them.

• Meanwhile, here's another mind-boggling feat to contemplate: In the very first game of Strasburg's career, he set the Nationals' "all-time" franchise record for most strikeouts in one game. What's the degree of difficulty of that, even for a team that's been around only since 2005? "That," laughed Storen, "is pretty ridiculous."

• But since baseball was, in fact, played in Washington before the Nationals arrived, let's put this in further perspective. This was the first time that any pitcher for any Washington team struck out this many hitters in a game since the legendary 1962 game in which Tom Cheney, of the late, great Senators, struck out 21 -- in 16 innings. And it was the first time any Washington pitcher had whiffed this many hitters in a game in D.C. since Camilo Pascual struck out 15 Red Sox batters, for the first version of the Senators, on April 18, 1960.

Sect309Fan
06-10-2010, 05:06 AM
The Braves offense is really struggling now for some reason. They ended up losing to Arizona on bizarre play, where McLouth and Heyward were both going for a hard hit ball in the outfield, and they collided. Arizona had one man on already, and the hitter was able to get an inside-the-park homer on the play. Arizona won 2-1. :(

Poor Kawakami...he would have had the win were it not for that play. He remains at 0-8 for the season despite having better stats than Dereck Lowe, who is 8-5 for the season.

Sect309Fan
06-12-2010, 09:18 PM
Go Red Sox! Keep crushing the Phillies. Of course, now the Mets (playing the hapless Orioles) are the main threat to the Braves, having won 3 in a row and 8 of their last 10. They are just 1.5 games behind. The Braves are now 5-5 on this 11 game road trip after winning in Minnesota on a safety squeeze in the 9th.

Old Oilers Fan
06-15-2010, 05:16 PM
Sure would like to be able to talk smack to ZachLV27 after the next three days? :lol

Titansfan777
06-15-2010, 10:17 PM
Is anyone else amazed by how ****ty the phills have been since their first series with the redsox in mid may???

ZachLV27
06-16-2010, 01:11 AM
Sure would like to be able to talk smack to ZachLV27 after the next three days? :lol

You better hope for a much better turnout from the Reds over the next couple games. Tonight the Dodgers offense, which has been slumping, broke out in a big way. I'm hoping they didn't waste it all in one game though.

Sect309Fan
06-16-2010, 01:53 AM
Kawakami pretty much ruined any chance that David Price's first visit to Atlanta would be memorable. He is now the first pitcher in Atlanta Braves history to start 0-9. :doh Giving up 4 runs in the first pretty much lost the game in the 10-4 final to the Rays.

Mets are now only a half game back.

ZachLV27
06-16-2010, 05:41 AM
Sure would like to be able to talk smack to ZachLV27 after the next three days? :lol

I've actually been meaning to say this but for some reason never get around to it but the Reds are a better team than I gave them credit for earlier on in the season. I still think they'll fall out of contention later on in the season because of how young they are but you never know. The NL as a whole (especially my Dodgers) just isn't very good this year. There are no teams that stick out so all 3 divisions should come down to the end.

Old Oilers Fan
06-16-2010, 06:03 AM
You better hope for a much better turnout from the Reds over the next couple games. Tonight the Dodgers offense, which has been slumping, broke out in a big way. I'm hoping they didn't waste it all in one game though.

Harang and the bullpen has that effect on teams. They just plain out suck. :doh

Old Oilers Fan
06-16-2010, 06:14 AM
I've actually been meaning to say this but for some reason never get around to it but the Reds are a better team than I gave them credit for earlier on in the season. I still think they'll fall out of contention later on in the season because of how young they are but you never know. The NL as a whole (especially my Dodgers) just isn't very good this year. There are no teams that stick out so all 3 divisions should come down to the end.

Yes things in Cincy is looking better. My goal is a winning season that would be a huge upgrade from years past. I also like the Reds to get rid of that Dodger that they call a manager. :mad

Yes old school rivalries I miss those days. :lol

ZachLV27
06-16-2010, 06:21 AM
Yes things in Cincy is looking better. My goal is a winning season that would be a huge upgrade from years past. I also like the Reds to get rid of that Dodger that they call a manager. :mad

Yes old school rivalries I miss those days. :lol

He stopped being a Dodger the day he decided to go manage the Giants.

Here's a small note for your old school rivalries. The Dodgers are 24-6 in their last 30 games against the Reds. :buttkick

I'll be nice now. :lol

Old Oilers Fan
06-16-2010, 08:07 AM
He stopped being a Dodger the day he decided to go manage the Giants.

Here's a small note for your old school rivalries. The Dodgers are 24-6 in their last 30 games against the Reds. :buttkick

I'll be nice now. :lol

I blame all that on this:

In 1999 the Reds won 96 games, led by manager Jack McKeon, but lost to the New York Mets in a one game playoff. Earlier that year, Schott sold controlling interest in the Reds to Cincinnati businessman Carl Lindner. Despite an 8577 finish in 2000, and being named 1999 NL manager of the year, McKeon was fired after the 2000 season. The Reds have not had a winning season since.

Marge Schotts killed the scouting department then Carl Lindner raped the team of their profits. Hopefully Robert Castellini will do what he said and bring baseball back to Cincinnati. Then someday I can be a Reds fan that can fight back with something positive about my team again.

Well that is if I don't die first!!! :lol

ZachLV27
06-16-2010, 09:47 AM
I know all too well what a bad owner can do to set back a team. I really miss the O'Malley's. The day Peter O'Malley announced he was going to sell the team to Rupert Murdoch I thought it would actually be a good day. We were getting an owner who had the deepest pockets in baseball. What I didn't understand at the time (I was 17. What do 17 year olds actually understand?) was that Murdoch was going to try and buy championships with money and by pillaging our farm system. His tenure as owner was painful.

Not nearly as painful as dealing with the McCourt's. Frank McCourt is cheap and a thief. He has been funneling money from the Dodgers into his private accounts and at the same time has been taking loans out that are being paid back based on future ticket sales. He has also been lowering payroll so that he can continue with his claim for divorce court that he is broke. The only reason we have been competitive is because Logan White has drafted some damn good players (the best catcher in baseball 2 or 3 years from now will be Santana in Cleveland and the reason he is there is because we had to toss him in the deal for Casey Blake in order to get the Indians to pay the $2 million left remaining on Blake's contract).

In the end I blame Bud Selig for the McCourt mess and so do most Dodger fans. If it wasn't for Selig rushing the sale to McCourt through the entire process then people would have seen he didn't have the money he was claiming to have and that he had a lot of questionable business finances. Things might get better under McCourt in about 2 years though. By then the divorce should be done with and he'll actually have the ability to negotiate a tv deal that he can profit from. This guy is such a genius that in his negotiations with Murdoch he decided it was a better deal financially to allow Murdoch to keep the broadcasting rights.

/endrant

Old Oilers Fan
06-16-2010, 11:50 AM
Bud Selig does no justice for baseball. All he do is for the best interest for his rich baseball buddies. The game is far from his mind.

Old Oilers Fan
06-16-2010, 09:32 PM
Was it me or did the Reds get some bad breaks today? Thee ol June swoon is getting this team again. :(

ZachLV27
06-16-2010, 09:45 PM
Was it me or did the Reds get some bad breaks today? Thee ol June swoon is getting this team again. :(

They got some bad breaks (really hard hit line drive double play to end the game) and some good breaks (the Dodger infield loves to kick the ball around). They definitely got the short end of the stick when it came to the umpires though. There were some really questionable called strikes in the last few innings and you could tell all of the Reds were getting frustrated with it.

Edit: I missed the first few innings so don't know what happened during that time.

Old Oilers Fan
06-16-2010, 10:18 PM
They got some bad breaks (really hard hit line drive double play to end the game) and some good breaks (the Dodger infield loves to kick the ball around). They definitely got the short end of the stick when it came to the umpires though. There were some really questionable called strikes in the last few innings and you could tell all of the Reds were getting frustrated with it.

Edit: I missed the first few innings so don't know what happened during that time.

Same with the Reds. :lol

You didn't miss much just some good pitching by Leake wasted. Kershaw was on it.

ZachLV27
06-17-2010, 01:04 PM
Day game after a night game so Torre sticks to his script and sits pretty much the entire starting lineup. He does this at least once a week where he basically just says "You guys can have this win". Joe Torre's "brilliance" has become blatantly obvious that he was actually just carried by the Yankees huge payroll.

Old Oilers Fan
06-17-2010, 03:03 PM
Day game after a night game so Torre sticks to his script and sits pretty much the entire starting lineup. He does this at least once a week where he basically just says "You guys can have this win". Joe Torre's "brilliance" has become blatantly obvious that he was actually just carried by the Yankees huge payroll.

Dusty does the same thing all the time. It doesn't make sense sometimes especially when your team needs the win to keep in first. The only reason Rolen didn't sit today is because he got his rest yesterday.

Sect309Fan
06-18-2010, 06:41 AM
Former UT star pitcher RA Dickey made history last night, becoming the first Mets pitcher in their history to start 5-0 in his first 6 starts. For a guy who has bounced around the majors and minors for years, and became a knuckeballer to extend his career, he has really done a terrific job this year.

Braves won the series from the Rays when Tampa made a strange decision in the 6th inning. In a 1-1 game with men on 2nd and 3rd and 2 out, they walked McCann to get to Troy Glaus. It made sense from a lefty-righty point of view, but walking Mc"fly ball"Cann to get to our best hitter was definitely curious. Glaus then blooped in a hit to score 2 for the last runs of the game for either team.

I am heading out to St. Louis this weekend for a short family vacation. My son and I are going to catch the A's-Cardinals game Saturday night. I haven't been to the new stadium yet, so I am really looking forward to it.

Sect309Fan
06-22-2010, 12:36 PM
St. Louis was pretty fun, but I was a bit disappointed to get standing room only tickets via their "First Pitch" program. We finally felt safe to sit down in the upper deck in the 3rd inning, and watched the rest from there. It is a beatiful ballpark.


The Braves are on the road again, facing the White Sox, who have won 10 of their last 11 games. Hanson starts tonight for the Braves, and he has been terrific lately, and he loves interleage play (4-0 career). It should be a great battle between two hot teams.

Sect309Fan
06-23-2010, 07:09 AM
Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer gave up his 505th homer last night to tie another Phillie, Robin Roberts, for first place in most homers allowed all-time. He still won, which is what matters.

I was feeling pretty good about the Braves, with them leading 3-0 going into the bottom of the 2nd. But Hanson for whatever reason has given up over half of all his runs this season in that inning, and he was pounded to fall behind 6-3. :( Later in the game, a ball actually flew up the sleeve of the Braves third baseman, which set up a home run for the next batter.

The Braves streak of 42 games in a row (31 this season) of winning when scoring 5 runs or more was broken. Final: 9-6 White Sox

Sect309Fan
06-24-2010, 03:40 PM
The Braves just got swept by the White Sox. They hadn't lost 3 in a row since that 9 game losing streak early in the year. :(

If the Mets win, they will be in first place. They are playing the Tigers, the Braves next opponent. Hopefully the Braves can bounce back from this.

ZachLV27
06-25-2010, 09:06 PM
Edwin Jackson with a no hitter against the Rays. This is the year of the pitcher.

It really wasn't an especially pretty performance (8 walks) and he threw a ton of pitches (149 pitches). Even with the no hitter the D-backs showed why they aren't a very good organization. There is no way in hell he should have been out there that long.

Jones31
06-25-2010, 09:17 PM
149 pitches??? holy shyte!

Sect309Fan
06-25-2010, 09:56 PM
Billy Wagner earned his 400th save tonight, as the Braves beat the Tigers 3-1. He is only the 5th pitcher to reach that milestone. :thumbsup

Titansfan777
06-25-2010, 10:11 PM
couldnt it be against any other team wagner!?!?!?!?

Titan723
06-26-2010, 08:50 AM
Reds beat the hopeless Indians to retake first in the Central. How about Carlos Zambrano being suspended by the Cubs? Reds and Cardinals fans don't agree on much, but watching the Cubs implode is 1 thing we do agree on.

Sect309Fan
06-26-2010, 07:58 PM
Kawakami got a win!!!

The sad thing is that the umpire mistakenly gave him the win with a bad call in the 9th inning. With Cox giving Wagner a rest no matter what happened, he ended up using three different pitchers in the inning. The 4-1 lead became 4-2 after a solo homer. The first reliever then walks 2 with 2 outs.

The next reliever walks the third guy on four straight balls. He gets to 3-2 on the next batter, but walks him as well to make it a 4-3 game.

Finally, Johnny Damon of all players comes in to pinch hit. The count goes to 3-2 again, and Kawakami has to be freaking out in the bullpen. One more ball, and his win disappears. But even though the pitch is outside by a good margin, the umpire calls Damon out. :o

I'll take it, but I wanted t kill Cox for almost blowing the game with a refusal to use his best pitcher when needed.

Sect309Fan
06-28-2010, 07:04 AM
Strasburg vs. Hudson tonight in Atlanta...should be a lot of fun to watch. :)

It's on Peachtree TV / CSS in the Braves viewing area (most of the South) and ESPN2 for everyone else.

Sect309Fan
07-03-2010, 07:04 PM
30-9 at home. Love that combo!!! :dancegrin

Titan723
07-04-2010, 04:35 PM
Reds put on their own fireworks show in Chicago. Drew Stubbs hit 3 of the Reds 7 homeruns and Cincinnati takes 3 of 4 from the Cubs. This first place stuff is feeling pretty good. :woot
Btw, what abunch of bs that Joey Votto was not voted to the all star team. Just another example of why the voting should not be left up to the fans.

Old Oilers Fan
07-04-2010, 06:21 PM
Lets get Votto in the All-Stars. He is 2nd in HR and Slugging % and 4th in AVG. and Runs. with a .997 fielding %

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2010/fv/ballot_pop.html?tcid=cp_fm2010_ballot&cmpid=458015&cme=163604

Sect309Fan
07-06-2010, 07:29 AM
Braves have 5 All-Stars this year: Prado (#1 batter in NL), Infante (awesome utility player), McCann (still a terrific catcher), Heyward (may end up playing), and Hudson (ace of the staff). Billy Wagner could be #6 if he gets enough votes.

Despite the 2nd loss in a row for the Braves, I am still a very happy camper with how this team has performed this year.

Titan723
07-06-2010, 09:14 AM
I read in the paper this morning that Cincinnati is interested in Cliff Lee. Apparently the Reds talked with Seattle while they were out there in June for a series. Please let that happen!

Sect309Fan
07-06-2010, 09:29 AM
If you keep him out of the NL East, that is fine with me. :)

Bobcat
07-07-2010, 01:05 AM
Anyone see the highlights from the Rangers/Indians game tonight when the fan fell from the second deck? Haven't seen video of the actual fall (and don't ever want to), but after the foul ball the home plate umpire and batter's reaction are just...well...scary.

Wow...

Sect309Fan
07-07-2010, 06:00 AM
I read about the story this morning, bu haven't watched video of it. It does sound pretty scary.


Colorado scored 9 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to beat the Cards 12-9 last night. :jawdrop That is the 2nd time this season that a team down 6 has rallied to win the game in the bottom of the 9th (the Braves being the other one).


Braves picked up a huge win in Philly in 11 innings. With a man at first and no one out, Matt Diaz tried to bunt him over. But his bunt attempt was so lousy, Cox changed the signal to hit and run. Diaz then doubled to score the go-ahead run, and a Hinske homer with 2 outs sealed the deal.

Old Oilers Fan
07-07-2010, 08:34 AM
Colorado scored 9 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to beat the Cards 12-9 last night. That is the 2nd time this season that a team down 6 has rallied to win the game in the bottom of the 9th (the Braves being the other one).



:rant :finger :rant

:lol

Titan723
07-08-2010, 04:27 AM
Cincy takes 2 of 3 against the Mets and extends its Central lead to 3 games. :D

Sect309Fan
07-08-2010, 06:00 AM
Cincy takes 2 of 3 against the Mets and extends its Central lead to 3 games. :D

And the Braves are very thankful of that. :thumbsup

Braves win 2 out of 3 in Philly to take a 3 game lead over the Mets (who the Braves play next to finish the first half of the season) and a 6 game lead over the Phillies.

Sect309Fan
07-08-2010, 08:54 PM
Maybe you Reds fans can answer a question for me. I was watching the 9th inning of the Reds-Phillies game. Down 3-2, Votto gets a leadoff single, and the next player doesn't bunt. Ok, I can maybe understand. He gets a walk, and there are 2 on with no one out.

So why don't they bunt? That doesn't make any sense to me. The batter hits into a double play, which is exactly what the Phillies wanted. Now the Reds did hit a clutch double with two out to tie the game, but if they bunt, that double puts the Reds ahead by one instead of tying it. The Braves would bunt in both situations without a second thought.

ZachLV27
07-08-2010, 09:25 PM
Giants fans, Cubs fans, and fans of those teams rivals can easily answer that question for you. The answer is Dusty Baker.

Titan723
07-08-2010, 09:42 PM
Giants fans, Cubs fans, and fans of those teams rivals can easily answer that question for you. The answer is Dusty Baker.

This. I still wonder why he keeps using Nick Masset in tight games. The guy is a gift giving machine when it comes to runs. Almost reminds me of the Todd Coffey days.

Sect309Fan
07-09-2010, 09:12 PM
Bleeping Reds..... #%%$%$W#@#

How do you blow two 6-run leads in the 9th in one season?


At least the Braves how how to close games. With a 4-2 lead in the 9th, Wagner gets a 1-2-3 inning for the save and team win. R.A. Dickey had a good game, but he gave back-to-back homers to the Braves with 2 out in the 7th that cost him the game.

Sect309Fan
07-10-2010, 08:21 PM
Travis Wood of the Reds had a perfect game through eight innings against the Phillies, but he gave up a leadoff double in the 9th. Unfortunately, it is a scoreless game, so the Phillies may yet again score late again to win.

The Reds do survive that double, and it is going to extras for the third straight night.


Braves won again (4-0) to take a 5 game lead in the division. All-Star Omar Infante went 3-5 today after going 4-5 yesterday, so he is proving why he should be there. The guy was in right field today, and he proved again that he can play in just about any position infield or outfield.

Sect309Fan
07-10-2010, 09:24 PM
Reds lose again in extras to the Phillies. :(

Everything that could go wrong for the Reds has gone wrong late in these past three games.

Old Oilers Fan
07-11-2010, 09:19 PM
Bleeping Reds..... #%%$%$W#@#

How do you blow two 6-run leads in the 9th in one season?


At least the Braves how how to close games. With a 4-2 lead in the 9th, Wagner gets a 1-2-3 inning for the save and team win. R.A. Dickey had a good game, but he gave back-to-back homers to the Braves with 2 out in the 7th that cost him the game.

That question can to be answer by the name of Dusty Baker. :mad

Old Oilers Fan
07-11-2010, 09:22 PM
Reds lose again in extras to the Phillies. :(

Everything that could go wrong for the Reds has gone wrong late in these past three games.

Make that four games now. :( I think the offense took its all-star break early. :doh

Jones31
07-12-2010, 04:17 PM
Chuck Greenberg, Nolan Ryan suing Texas Rangers Baseball Partners (http://rangersblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2010/07/chuck-greenberg-nolan-ryan-sui.html)

Titan723
07-13-2010, 07:49 PM
Go NL, time to end the All Star drought!

Sect309Fan
07-14-2010, 05:22 AM
Brian McCann of the Braves gets a bases-clearing double in the 7th to propel the NL to a 3-1 win!!!! :drunk

The drought is over...NL wins! NL wins! NL wins!

This is a special season for the Braves, and it is fitting that a Brave get the All-Star MVP. Way to go, Brian!

Sect309Fan
07-14-2010, 11:55 AM
Braves make a big trade today: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5379421

The Braves acquired shortstop Alex Gonzalez (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=3916), who has 17 home runs at the All-Star break, on Wednesday in a five-player trade with the Toronto Blue Jays (http://espn.go.com/mlb/team/_/name/tor/toronto-blue-jays).


Atlanta sent shortstop Yunel Escobar (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28662) and left-handed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28820) to Toronto and received Gonzalez and two minor leaguers (shortstop Tyler Pastornicky and pitcher Tim Collins).

Gonzalez, 33, is batting .259 and had 50 RBIs for the Blue Jays. His 43 extra-base hits at the break were tied for fifth-most in the American League.

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Escobar was so good last year that it has been very surprising to see him play so poorly this year. No one can understand why he hasn't hit a home run this year, after hitting 14 last season. He is still pretty good defensively, but not one of the best. I could care less about Reyes, so no tears there. :p

I don't know anything about Gonzalez, but he looks to be a pretty good bat in the lineup, which the Braves could definitely use.

ZachLV27
07-14-2010, 02:27 PM
I don't like this trade for the Braves. Gonzalez just isn't a very good player. He is an upgrade over what Escobar has provided this season, but trading away a talent like him only makes sense if you are competing to win it all. I don't see the Braves or anyone else in the National League being that good right now.

Sect309Fan
07-14-2010, 03:06 PM
I don't like this trade for the Braves. Gonzalez just isn't a very good player. He is an upgrade over what Escobar has provided this season, but trading away a talent like him only makes sense if you are competing to win it all. I don't see the Braves or anyone else in the National League being that good right now.

The Braves give away a head case in Escobar for a vet that is producing. And they are trying to win a World Series this year with Cox leaving at the end of the season.

Getting rid of Escobar and Reyes is good no matter who we received. Escobar might be good again, but he still a pain in the butt to the coaching staff and possibly even his fellow players.

TitansGiantsBears
07-16-2010, 02:30 AM
Speaking of the Braves, did anyone see those SICK throws Heyward made tonight? My god that kid has an arm! The catch was great too but I'm stuck on those two highlight reel throws! I'm a Yankees fan but appreciate talent like that when I see it! (After all he'll probably be a Yankee soon enough). :p

Sect309Fan
07-16-2010, 05:12 AM
I haven't seen the throws yet, but I hope to this morning. I am really looking forward to finally going to a Braves game tonight. It has been about 8 years since I last went to Turner Field, which is way too long.

Sect309Fan
07-18-2010, 07:49 PM
I know it has been a couple of days, but I just got back from Atlanta, and I wanted to talk about the experience. My wife, kids, and I went to Friday's game against the Brewers, and I really didn't realize how good my tickets were until I sat down. They had "row 15" on them, so I didn't expect too much, but the rows started at 13, so we were in the 3rd row, and also we were at the end of the isle. It was the section just to the left of the giant scoreboard in center field (looking from home plate). It was an amazing view, and it helped there was no one in the row in front of us, and only two people in the first row.

My seats were my second highlight of the night. The first was seeing Tom Glavine at the top of my section signing autographs. I used to be a huge Glavine fan, but I was cooled off when he became a Met. I do like him again now that he is an announcer for the Braves, and while I didn't get his autograph, it was still very cool to see him close up.

The third highlight was in the third inning. Corey Hart of the Brewers singled, and Ryan Braun was at the plate. He smashed the pitch right towards us in center field. But for some reason, it was just high enough to clear the outfield wall but just low enough to hit a concrete wall in front of the first row, so it didn't reach me. But we did get on TV: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2010_07_16_milmlb_atlmlb_1&mode=wrap If you looks at the frames at 07 and 08 seconds, you can see my son, my wife, my daughter, and me (in a blue shirt and white hat) all in front looking at the ball. (just look under the "0 out" on the tv score ticker) The poor lady who was in front of us fell down as the ball was heading toward us, scraping up her arm pretty bad. She was fine after going to get some first aid.

While the Braves got clobbered pretty bad, it was still a really fun game to go to. The Braves pulled within 3 runs in the 7th, and they had bases loaded with no one out. There was a lot of tomahawk chopping going on then, but Heyward, Chipper, and Glaus fell in order to end the inning.

Maybe I can go back for the playoffs... :)

Sect309Fan
07-19-2010, 01:28 PM
Isn't it ironic....

Escobar goes homerless for the Braves, but he hits his first career grand slam for the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Titansfan777
07-22-2010, 05:29 PM
What has happened to the phillies??? I remember in May right before they were about to play Boston in interleague that they were like the 3rd best team record wise. Now They are just terrible. anyone?



BTW im not complaining one bit

Sect309Fan
07-22-2010, 07:23 PM
What has happened to the phillies??? I remember in May right before they were about to play Boston in interleague that they were like the 3rd best team record wise. Now They are just terrible. anyone?



BTW im not complaining one bit

One, their June schedule was brutal, where almost every team was in the top 3 in their respective league.
Two, they have had some injuries, which has limited their hitting.
Three, once you start losing, it's hard to stop. The Braves are looking so good right now, that it is hard for the Phillies to really think they have a shot.

Jones31
07-22-2010, 09:37 PM
Phillies just let their hitting coach go.

Sect309Fan
07-23-2010, 09:18 AM
The Red Sox were the latest team to blow a 5+ run lead in the 9th, but they held on to beat the Mariners 8-6 in 13 innings.

The Braves just finished a 7 game homestand, going only 4-3, but thanks to the Phillies and Mets road woes, they have a 7 game lead in the division. Now they head out on their 2nd longest remaining road trip of the year, playing 9 at Florida, Washington, and Cincy. They still have a losing record on the road, but maybe they can eat away at that record as well.

It is still amazing that they have only lost one series since May 9th. They don't get many sweeps, but no one can catch up to a team that wins about 2/3rd of all their games.

Jones31
07-24-2010, 10:16 AM
Red Sox never should have been in that position. Lackey had a no hitter going for 7 2/3. Sox just have no luck and suck this year.

Toronto
07-24-2010, 06:01 PM
Red Sox never should have been in that position. Lackey had a no hitter going for 7 2/3. Sox just have no luck and suck this year.

works just fine for me. They have become the most obnoxious fans in baseball, even worse and as entitled as Yank fans.

ZachLV27
07-24-2010, 07:29 PM
Dodgers with a nice walk-off homerun in the bottom of the 13th inning.

Sect309Fan
07-24-2010, 09:36 PM
Braves score 8 in the 8th inning for the comeback win 10-5 over the Marlins. Brooks Conrad gets his 2nd pinch hit grand slam of the year (which is amazing considering the Braves had zero grand slams last year).

Titan723
07-26-2010, 10:24 AM
I am starting to wonder if the Reds even bother bringing their bats with them to the ballpark on Sundays. This was the 3rd Sunday in a row they were shut out.

TITAN 1
07-26-2010, 01:39 PM
We are going to the Braves/Giants game on August 7. My first time in many years. It will be my grandson's first major league game. He is 4 years old today. We have taken him to a Sounds game and we went to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Braves Single A) game while in Myrtle Beach. (Before I got Shingles). We were at the Pelicans game on a Sunday and Eddie George and Jerome Bettis were there the the following Tuesday for a single A allstar game. They are part owners. We didn't get to go to that but by then I was not feeling well anyway. Also part of my grandson's birthday his dad and two friends took him to the par 3 golf course in Franklin today. They let kids play alongside adults. He has in own clubs (kids starter set) that he uses in my back yard but this is his first time to a real course. He likes playing the WI Tiger Woods with me and watching golf on tv with me. Wish I could have gone today but had to work. I'll try to post a pic of him later. Wow! I have not typed this much in a long time.

TITAN 1
07-26-2010, 03:18 PM
Also proud of David Price and Pedro Alvarez! I have both on my fantasy team. I've had Price ever since he came up and picked up Alvarez when he came up a few weeks ago.

ZachLV27
07-26-2010, 08:48 PM
The year of the pitcher continues. Matt Garza just pitched the first no-hitter in Tampa Bay history.

ZachLV27
07-26-2010, 08:50 PM
A crazy side note. That's the third no-hitter TB has been involved in this season.

TITAN 1
07-27-2010, 07:49 AM
A crazy side note. That's the third no-hitter TB has been involved in this season.I hope Price is next!

Sect309Fan
07-27-2010, 07:52 AM
The record for no hitters/perfect games in one season is 8 (way back in 1884). This is the most since 7 were thrown in 1991.

Sect309Fan
07-28-2010, 07:32 AM
I am starting to get a bit nervous about the Braves again. They just don't play great on the road, and now have lost 3 of the first 4 games on this road trip. I did feel bad for the Nationals fans who sold out their ballpark to see Strasburg pitch, only to hear that he didn't feel comfortable in warmups and ended up sitting out.

The Phillies have had some memorable homestands lately. They have swept both the Reds (right before the break) and the Rockies (just now) in 4 game serieses. They are only 3.5 games back of the Braves, so the Bravos need to get back on track.

Titan723
07-28-2010, 09:52 AM
I am starting to get a bit nervous about the Braves again. They just don't play great on the road, and now have lost 3 of the first 4 games on this road trip. I did feel bad for the Nationals fans who sold out their ballpark to see Strasburg pitch, only to hear that he didn't feel comfortable in warmups and ended up sitting out.

The Phillies have had some memorable homestands lately. They have swept both the Reds (right before the break) and the Rockies (just now) in 4 game serieses. They are only 3.5 games back of the Braves, so the Bravos need to get back on track.

I am really excited about the Reds/Braves series this weekend in Cincy. Hopefully we can gain alittle revenge off that sweep we took in Atlanta. Still po'ed about that huge 9th lead we blew. We are sending Cueto, Arroyo, and Volquez for the series. Should be fun to watch.

Sect309Fan
07-29-2010, 08:35 AM
Phillies just let their hitting coach go.

And they haven't lost since... :ohmy

Titansfan777
07-29-2010, 11:58 AM
What was just a good season going into the allstar break has turned into a nightmare for my tigers...you can just about put a fork in them...they no longer have their #3, #6, and #7 hitters and the pitching is going downhill. ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111111111one

Old Oilers Fan
07-29-2010, 02:20 PM
OK 309 series part two. :duel

Sect309Fan
07-29-2010, 02:33 PM
I just hope the Braves can beat the Nats tonight to at least have some momentum going into the series.

I would feel a lot better if the darn Phillies would start losing a few games again.

Parddy
07-30-2010, 10:38 AM
Halladay, Oswalt and Hamels? Wow, extended losing streaks for the Phillies ought to be few and far between going down the stretch here.

ZachLV27
07-31-2010, 12:41 AM
The Dodgers have fallen apart since the break but they are still trying to make trades to improve the team.

What they should be doing is attempting to trade Kuroda and Padilla away. They could probably get some decent prospects for them. They should also put Manny on waivers on the 1st so that they can try to trade him before the August 31st deadline.

If we trade away good prospects for someone like Lilly I'll be pissed.

Sect309Fan
07-31-2010, 06:24 AM
The Braves-Reds game last night was pretty intense.

1. Braves score first, then the Reds score 3 in the bottom of the inning (with help from a balk).
2. McCann ties it with a 2 run homer a little later. Braves then load the bases twice in an inning, but only score one run to take a lead.
3. Votto homers in the 8th to tie.
4. Brooks Conrad, the grand slam hero from the last Braves-Reds series, comes to bat with 2 out (no one on) in the 9th. He hits it over the wall, but the defense this time does reach over to catch it and preserve the tie.
5. Braves finally score 2 in the 10th when Heyward hits a 2-out, 3-2 pitch for a double.
6. Even with a 2 run lead, the game isn't over. Reds get 2 on against Wagner, but he gets the last two outs for the save and a Braves win.

It really felt like a playoff game. I am just glad the Braves finally moved up in the standings.


Another bit of good news for the Braves. Johnny Venters 4 game suspension for hitting Prince Fielder was rescinded completely. He managed to prove that he just is wild against left-handers. ;)

Titan723
07-31-2010, 06:47 AM
I'd like to know what the hell has happened to Jay Bruce. After Votto hit the homerun in the 8th Scott Rolen doubled the next at bat. Following batter sacrifices Rolen to 3rd. Bruce comes to bat with one out and goes down swinging. He has been awful all season.

Old Oilers Fan
07-31-2010, 09:23 AM
I'd like to know what the hell has happened to Jay Bruce. After Votto hit the homerun in the 8th Scott Rolen doubled the next at bat. Following batter sacrifices Rolen to 3rd. Bruce comes to bat with one out and goes down swinging. He has been awful all season.


:mad :rant :mad

Sect309Fan
07-31-2010, 07:19 PM
Ugh. Melky's error in the outfield was pathetic, leading to an inside the park homer. I guess it didn't matter in the end, but it was still ugly.

Good win for the Reds. The Braves still are struggling mightily when runners get on base.